It was Press day for Broadway’s newest musical comedy and Broadway World got a word with writer/lyrist Chad Beguelin and director Casey Nicholaw of the show as well as the four leads. Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed, James Monroe Iglehart and Jonathan Freemanl They talk about how exceed they are to play these characters and word with these people. The usual stuff people say on working on new shows or movies. But Chad did mention a major change to the show. Babkak, Omar and Kassim are no longer the narrators.
In last years 5th avenue these characters where besides Aladdin’s pals also the narrators and so helped move along the show between scene scene changes breaking the so called 4th wall by interacting with the audience. Also they sang various reprises of Arabian Nights that where brought back from the cutting floor. You see Alan and Howard originally wrote a hand full of reprises to the movie’s opening song but as the characters where cut from the film the songs where too. Personally I applaud the idea to restore this ordinal version making the show, from what I read and seen, more funny.
The Aladdin Musical blog has a video and photo’s of the cast from Disney’s Aladdin: Broadway’s New Musical Comedy. The actors the gave life to the 3 lead characters, Al, Jas and Genie, in the 5th avenue regional production last year are back and eager. Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, Courtney Reed as Princess Jasmine and James Monroe Iglehart as Genie. And of course Mr. Jafar himself Jonathan Freeman is back as the evil wizard.
Artist Joe Alexander has created this gorgeous set of prints showing just how iconic the silhouettes Disney’s animation has created. And my how they loom. Because they’s for sale as Art Prints, Gagdet covers and some other stuff there’s always something you’ll like.
Besides the classic Disney Princesses with their villians the line includes Cruella, Captain Hook, The Queen of Hearts and Merida’s mother from Brave.
I closed the following fanlists: Agrabah, Carpet, Aladdin’s Lamp, Aladdin Video games and the fanlist for The Return of Jafar. I haven’t recieved new members in over a year that might have something to do that they’re not listed at thefanlistings.org anymore so noone would find them. I’f you re intrested in joining a fanlist I suggest to take a look around thefanlistings.org there still thousands of fanlists listed there. If you want to join an Aladdin related fanlist there’s Abu, Aladdin, Genie, Princess Jasmine and Rajah.